10 Reasons Why We Love CHIRP Concerts in Ridgefield

CHIRP concerts signify the unofficial start of summer and are a beloved Ridgefield tradition. Don’t miss the opening concert on June 6th and enjoy free concerts every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Here’s why we ❤️ CHIRP!

1. CHIRP means summer is here!

CHIRP concerts signify the unofficial start of summer and anticipation is high when opening day arrives. This year’s first concert of the season kicks off on Tuesday, June 6th with The RT’s an eclectic Brooklyn-based band. Concerts continue every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer.

2. CHIRP is a true Ridgefield tradition

Like Ridgefield’s Holiday Stroll and the Memorial Day Parade, CHIRP concerts are a beloved Ridgefield tradition. Outstanding music enjoyed with friends and family in the great outdoors makes CHIRP a favorite for Ridgefielders and visitors from other towns as well.

3. Concerts are free

All CHIRP concerts are free – thanks to the generosity of sponsors and folks who donate to support CHIRP. Donations are appreciated to support this wonderful organization and to fund these top-quality concerts that bring music to everyone. Learn more 

4. Enjoy top acts from far and wide

The concerts feature top acts who travel to Ridgefield to be part of this popular concert series. Coming up this month alone are John Papa Gros from New Orleans on June 8th and A J Lee and Blue Summit from the San Francisco Bay area on June 20th. View CHIRP concert schedule

5. You can bring the whole family

We love the casual family-friendly atmosphere at the concerts. The little ones can get up and dance and learn to enjoy music from an early age.

6. Picnics are encouraged

Who doesn’t love a laidback picnic with great music to boot! A meal alfresco enjoying quality music is our idea of an idyllic summer pastime.

7. You can enjoy beautiful Ballard Park

The lovely outdoor setting in the stunning and historic Ballard Park, right in the heart of downtown Ridgefield, is the perfect backdrop to enjoy music. And all concerts are held rain or shine! If the weather looks ominous, check CHIRP’s Facebook page after 3pm the day of the concert for an announcement of the indoor rain venue.

8. Be exposed to different styles of music

CHIRP concerts bring a wide variety of music genres, alternative music, and diverse styles. From New Orleans brass bands, to bluegrass, to funk – and everything in between – the concerts open us up to music we may not yet have experienced.

9. Enjoy a great summer experience with friends

Our lives are hectic and CHIRP concerts give us a reason to slow down and enjoy the company of friends. Invite some friends to enjoy a concert together!

10. A sense of community

And finally, we love the awesome sense of community one feels at a CHIRP concert. Nothing beats the heartwarming experience of family and friends together, picnics, happy kids – and great music on a summer’s eve!

Thank you to Barbara Manners, founder and producer of CHIRP Concerts, for bringing this wonderful concert series to Ridgefield for over 20 years!

Learn More

CHIRP is an acronym for Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks and was begun in the summer of 2002 to foster a stronger sense of community among residents and to enhance Ridgefield’s much treasured “small town feel.” Its concerts seek to bring townspeople together in a relaxed atmosphere comfortable for people of every economic strata, age bracket, and ethnicity. Its mission is to afford them the opportunity to hear and hopefully enjoy a variety of world and alternative music only infrequently performed in this area.

Learn more about CHIRP

View CHIRP 2023 schedule

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